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How to Rhyme with Kenn Nesbitt

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This short video is a lesson for students in grades K-2 on how to write rhyming poems. Learn what a rhyme is, what it is not, and how to put rhyming words in your poetry. Follow Kenn’s handy tips, and you be writing poetry in no time.

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Dr Seuss’ The Zax

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What happens when a north-going Zax and a south-going Zax cross paths? Watch this short video to find out.

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The Story Behind The Lorax

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Donald E. Pease, a professor at Dartmouth, tells us the interesting story behind Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – not only the inspiration behind the book, but the impact it had on environmentalism in the United States.

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Cornell Notes

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This helpful video gives a brief overview of the Cornell note taking system. It covers the five R’s (record, reduce, recite, reflect and review) and gives a quick example at the end. Get the most out of your notes!

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Visual Note-Taking

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Notes can be more than words. Images like graphs, charts and illustrations can help you organize information and make a connection between what is said and what it looks like. This helps you to better understand and remember what you are learning.

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Take Great Notes

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Note taking is a great way to get more out of your time in class. Follow three easy steps to help you understand and learn ideas in the classroom. Using colors, writing main points and a quick review of your notes after class will help you tremendously!

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Classic Books to Read

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Here is a list of ten recommended books with a brief description of each one. These books are not only good stories, but they address topics that are still relevant today. Topics like censorship, racism and societal pressure.

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Reading Gives You Superpowers

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This Public Service Announcement by Dav Pilkey, reminds us what is cool about reading. It is not only good for our ability to speak and write, but it also great for our imagination. A healthy imagination gives us superpowers!

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Dominoes at the Seattle Public Library

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What a fun day at the library! This video combines the joy of reading with the thrill of a domino chain. Get inspired to start your summer reading with a little help from the Seattle Public Library.

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Eric Carle Reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Author and illustrator Eric Carle reads his award winning book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Enjoy the beautiful collage artwork as you hear the book read out loud.

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